APKASS – ESSKA Traveling Fellowship
This inter-continental exchange programme is run in collaboration with European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA). It is a scientific and cultural exchange between orthopaedic sports medicine physicians in Europe and Asia-Pacific. The programme provides the fellows a valuable opportunity to exchange scientific information, stimulate research and develop collaboration and lifelong friendships.
For each travelling fellowship, THREE fellows are selected to visit overseas sports medicine institutes and facilities for 3-4 weeks, and are accompanied by a reputed senior orthopaedic sports medicine specialist as the “Godfather”. During the tour, fellows will
1.) participate in scientific symposia with host surgeons and give presentations;
2.) view research facilities and surgical procedures;
3.) attend a national sport medicine meeting in the region they are visiting and
4.) participate in social and cultural activities with the local sports medicine community.
The fellowship covers travel, accommodation and minor expenses. It is sponsored by DJO, whom we thank for their loyal support.
This fellowship program takes place every 2 years, we will send out next groups of fellows to Europe in 2024, 2026, 2028 and so on.
Participants of Recent Tours
Prof. Denny Lie, Singapore
Dr. Ryuichiro Akagi, Japan
Dr. Hyuk-Soo Han, Korea
Dr. Chih-Hao Chiu, Taiwan
Istanbul, Larissa, Rome, Bologna, Heidelberg, Antwerp, Gleaneagles, Glasgow
Prof. Michael Hantes, Greece
Dr. Lior Laver, Romania
Dr. Gonzalo Samitier, Spain
Dr. Martyn Snow, UK
Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand
Photos of Recent Tours
APKASS To ESSKA
ESSKA To APKASS
APKASS To ESSKA
ESSKA to APKASS